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2019Nov
CEPAR housing and ageing research brief

Rafal Chomik and Sophie Yan

This brief is in three parts. It first tackles the dynamics of the housing purchase in working life, describing the patterns of housing tenure across generations, demographic and market dynamics, the likely future effects of demography on housing demand, and the policies that can affect home purchase outcomes, particularly taxes. In part two, the brief considers housing consumption in old age, discussing the retirement income context, the value and distribution of housing wealth, the preference of older people for remaining in their community, and how older people bequeath or can make better use of the equity in their home in retirement. Finally, part three tackles housing lack in old age, describing the implications and vulnerabilities that arise from renting in retirement. Overall, the brief provides a broad stocktake of research that touches on many different areas of housing-related policy.

2018Nov
Research brief on retirement income - part I

Rafal Chomik, Simon Graham, Sophie Yan, Hazel Bateman, John Piggott

This series of three CEPAR research briefs explores the current state, and projected future, of Australia’s retirement income system, marrying policy developments with the latest research. Brief 1 describes the demographic context and structure of the system, how retirement resources compare across benchmarks, countries, and generations.

2018Nov
Research brief on retirement income - part II

Rafal Chomik, Simon Graham, Sophie Yan, Hazel Bateman, John Piggott

This series of three CEPAR research briefs explores the current state, and projected future, of Australia’s retirement income system, presenting the latest data and highlighting relevant research. Brief 2 focuses on the public element of retirement income provision, primarily related to the Age Pension. It discusses policy trends, the design of pension access, benefit level, and means testing, as well as poverty and fiscal outcomes.

2018Nov
Research brief on retirement income - part III

Rafal Chomik, Simon Graham, Sophie Yan, Hazel Bateman, John Piggott

This series of three CEPAR research briefs takes stock of the current state, and projected future, of Australia’s retirement income system, presenting the latest data and highlighting relevant research. Brief 3 covers private retirement income provision, focusing on superannuation.

2018Apr
cognitive

Rafal Chomik, Simon Graham, Roderick Gawthorp and Kaarin Anstey

Cognitive decline is feared by many as they approach old age. Yet the severe cognitive decline associated with dementia is not a normal part of ageing. This research brief explores the impacts of cognitive ageing and decline on individuals, as well as on the wider Australian economy. 
2014Apr
Colleagues collaborating

Rafal Chomik and Mary MacLennan

Population ageing is likely to result in more people requiring care. Australia's aged care system is the set of public, private and community institutions that offer care interventions to older people suffering chronic illnesses, disability, or physical and cognitive decline.

2014Apr
Elderly couple researching pension options online

Rafal Chomik and Mary MacLennan

For a proportion of people, a long life comes with chronic illnesses, disability, or physical or cognitive decline. Population ageing means more people will require care and support. Much of it will be provided informally by family, but increasingly it will take the shape of formal aged care.

2013Aug
Female researchers examining data

Rafal Chomik, John Piggott and Bei Lu

New ways of thinking about retirement and employment: Trends, barriers, and policy options. This brief is a translation of the Mature-age Labour Force Participation Research Brief.

2013May
Content pensioners

Rafal Chomik

With total health spending in the region worth over a trillion dollars in 2010 and demand for healthcare continuing to grow, Asian governments will have a tremendous challenge meeting and funding this demand.  

2013May
Mother and daughter

Rafal Chomik

Asia's general reliance on defined benefit schemes could potentially lead to unfunded liabilities similar to those experienced in some countries in Europe, once the tipping point is reached.